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    More Performers Are Buying Terrorism Insurance

    It’s not unreasonable to have stage fright. Insurance against political violence and terrorism was already a must for musicians who perform in some of the world’s more dubious locales. But things changed after the Oct. 1 mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, the bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert in May and the Bataclan nightclub massacre during the 2015 Paris terror attacks. Today managers are pushing their clients to invest in coverage regardless of their destination. One band’s manager explained, “Now more than ever they are targets.”

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